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Chicago Arm Lifting Pictures before and after Photos

Arm Lifting (Brachioplasty) Before and After Patient Pictures


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34 year old female before and 6 weeks after bilateral arm lift. Notice the slimmer appearance.


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34 year old female before and 6 weeks after bilateral arm lift. Notice the rejuvenated appearance.


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34 year old female before and 6 weeks after bilateral short-scar arm lift. Notice the tightened hammock or "sling- effect".


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26 year old female before and 3 months after bilateral short-scar arm lift. Notice the rejuvenated appearance with no scarring on the arms.


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26 year old female before, 3 months and 6 months after bilateral short-scar arm lift. Notice the tighter appearance.


The Upper Arm Lift Brachioplasty Scars:


Anytime a human being gets cut (with surgery or trauma), scars heal the following way: Initially they are red, raised and hard. Within 6-12 months, they are flat, white and soft. Younger people (<18 years old) have scars that might stay active or red for up to 2 years. Older people (>65 years old) have scars that might stay active or red for less than 3 months. 26 year old female 3 months and 6 months after short-scar arm lift. The incision is only in the armpit with this approach. The scar redness continues to fade with time.


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54 year old male before and 6 weeks after full-scar arm lift. Notice the red, active scar. The patient is encouraged to massage after 2 weeks and the redness, hardness eventually fades to a soft, white line. In this patient, because of the excess skin laxity (he lost over 120 pounds), the scar extends about 2cm past the elbow crease. This is not typically the case but is discussed with each patient on an individual basis depending on the degree of skin excess.


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46 year old female before and 1 year after bilateral short-scar arm lift. Notice the smoother and tighter appearance with no scarring on the arms. Patient would have benefited from a full scar approach but did not want scars down her arms. The nice thing about a short scar approach is that the procedure can be repeated every 6 months to further tighten and rejuvenate while still maintaining the scar only in the armpit.


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46 year old female before and 1 year after bilateral short-scar arm lift. Notice the natural appearance and concealed armpit scar.


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54 year old male before and 6 weeks after bilateral full-scar arm lift. Notice the tightened appearance even though the before picture has the arm straightened out (which makes the skin excess less obvious). The patient had lost about 120 pounds.


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54 year old male before and 6 weeks after bilateral full-scar arm lift. Notice the dramatic improvement in this massive weight loss patient. The scar is not usually visible from the back.

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